So the reason embassies can’t be set up, is cause other countries don’t wish to piss off the PRC, as the PRC would see this as a move to recognize the ROC… I find this annoying as offices in institutes in Tawian have no real power…and most of them maybe barring te AIT are nothing but trading offices, and the people in there are more interested in trade than in helping their citizens
So these bi-lateral agreements mean that countries recognize the Republic Of China and the PRC…is that not a contradiction if there is only one China?
Could a citizen of the ROC seek diplomatic protection in their ‘consulate’ in the US…or would they need to go to the PRC embassy to seek protection?
Are ROC officals travelling to the EU or the USA etc entilted to diplomatic immunity or to go through diplomatic channels in passprt control?
Does Taiwan have extradiction treaties ?
I am wondering how far these bi-lateral agreements go.
If I was convicted of first degree murder in Taiwan…and went to the US for a job…in the application form…where it asks…have you ever beeb convicted of a crime (in the US or another country)…could I truthfully say no…as the ROC is not a country…
I am also curious to know…how did the PRC become the offical government of the China.
And how did they manage to gain acceptance that Taiwan was part of this.
If we use the example of Korea…countries recognize the North and the South as two differnt countries.
My simply thinking was that the South or the North could not claim parts of the peninsula that they did not control. Then how could the PRC claim Taiwan as they never controlled it.
If I invaded Ilan in the morning and set up the Zhukov Republic and I managed to hold off the ROC forces and we arrived at a stale mate, could I not then seek recognition to be recognized as a country.
But what is the body or the register I need to be added onto to become a country… Would I just need the UN or would I need all countries of the world to recognize it.
Or would A Bian saying, the ROC recognizes my country be good enough to get internationally recognized, and get put on the Atlas, or A Bian saying that he will never recognize the Zhukov Republic means that it will forever stop my country form being recognized
And then would all the contents of Ilan fall under the Zhukov Republic, including the people, the natural resources, the 12 miles of water along the coast.
Is this not what happend to the Taiwanese. They were Japenese citizens, then they became ROC citizens without being asked first. Then Taiwan became part of the ROC, but on what grounds can the ROC or the PRC say that Tawian is theirs.
The only people it really can belong to are the people who were born here. This is probabily an old arguement though.
Of course China’s logic for staking their claim is that Taiwan is inhabitated by ethnic Chinese, and was under the control of China in the past.
But accepting it on that you would need to accept that Germany is still entitled to areas in Poland that they once possessed.
My question is where can the line be drawn on claiming an area or island as a part of a country just because it was for a certain period in history, or cause a lot of the people there have the same culture or look the same as the people whose country claims this area